We’re thoroughly enjoying and can recommend the spirited new book, Now Batting, Number… by Jack Looney, a hefty, 550-page volume detailing the history of uniform numbers and including an all-time registry of players and their uni numbers (Black Dog & Leventhal). Though overlooking some especially arcane stuff you’ll only find here, we’ve found only a few minor discrepancies between data here and and in the book, which we’ll try to reconcile where we can. All in all though, a staggering piece of research and, as Bob Murphy might say, a treasured
addition to your baseball library.

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